Saturday, April 1, 2006

Poisson d'Avril

For those in our readership with French skills this might not come as a surprise, but the above is "April Fool" in French.

Well it tickled me, I like fish and the mysteries of the French language; that's how easy it is to entertain a person that spent entirely too much time honing his namchuck skills in his youth...

So, in the 1500's if you wanted to give someone the fish of April, or donner le poisson avril, you stuck it on their back and had a giggle. 500 years later there are post-its and they're still doing it apparently, somethings never change; while the rest of the world goes for the less subtle "KICK ME" or trying to tell the population that spaghetti grows on trees...

Did you get fooled, or at least tickled?

2 comments:

Cecilie said...

Thi-hi, har du lest Dagbladets nettavis nå? Jeg vekte Thomas med å si at klokka var halv ti. an SPRATT opp i full forvirring, men klokka var bare ti på åtte! Haa ha. Små barn har små gleder!

G. said...

in italian they also say "April's fish"

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